UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Stocks to edge lower as traders mull lockdown easing

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Stocks to edge lower as traders mull lockdown easing

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Stocks to edge lower as traders mull lockdown easing London stocks were set to edge lower on Tuesday as investors continue to mull the loosening of lockdown restrictions in the UK and abroad.The FTSE 100 was called to open 12 points lower at 5,927. Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea “The pound sold […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index is down 23%. Is now the time to buy shares?

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index is down 23%. Is now the time to buy shares?

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index is down 23%. Is now the time to buy shares? The FTSE 100 index has traditionally been thought to contain the UK’s safest equity investments. But year–to-date, its value has fallen 23%. The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented shift in global economies, initiating major volatility in financial markets. Increase stock exposure, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) jumps as Bank of England takes extraordinary measures

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) jumps as Bank of England takes extraordinary measures

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) jumps as Bank of England takes extraordinary measures European stocks rose on Thursday 9 April, as investors continued to focus on signs of a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic and the Bank of England moved to directly support UK government spending. The FTSE 100 rose 2.3% in London at the open […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) in red at close after two days of gains

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) in red at close after two days of gains

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) in red at close after two days of gains Bursa Malaysia closed in the red, as investors pushed a pause button after recording gains for the past two days with sentiment turning negative on increased Covid-19 deaths and infected cases in emerging economies. At 5pm, key index FTSE Bursa Malaysia […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) continue to rally, despite UK Prime Minister in intensive care

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) continue to rally, despite UK Prime Minister in intensive care

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) continue to rally, despite UK Prime Minister in intensive care Last night UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will deputise for the Prime Minister where needed as he receives treatment. Despite this concerning news, markets have continued their rally […]

Major Indexes Crack the Key Resistance and Fade to Flat

Major Indexes Crack the Key Resistance and Fade to Flat

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, the major US stock indexes finished flat to unchanged after cracking Key overhead resistances. Stocks gapped up at the open after markets across Asia and Europe had good action overnight. The sharply higher start was attributed to optimism about a potential plateau in coronavirus cases, but the Key indices […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares rises as coronavirus-related deaths slow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares rises as coronavirus-related deaths slow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) shares rises as coronavirus-related deaths slow UK shares gained on Monday as investors cheered signs of slowing coronavirus-related deaths in the hotspots of western Europe. The blue-chip FTSE 100 gained 2.9% by 0812 GMT, but was still underperforming its European peers, weighed down by news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) struggles for direction as dividend axe continues to fall

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) struggles for direction as dividend axe continues to fall

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) struggles for direction as dividend axe continues to fall he FTSE 100 continued to struggle for meaningful momentum in late morning trade with the UK still firmly in lockdown and government failing to ramp up its coronavirus testing programme to plan. The UK yesterday saw its largest number of deaths since […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher but investors are still fearful of long-term impact

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher but investors are still fearful of long-term impact

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher but investors are still fearful of long-term impact London stock markets opened slightly up this morning amid faint hopes that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may have now passed for China. The FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest companies rose 35 points or 0.63 per cent to 5,489 in early trading today, although […]

The UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987

The UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987

The UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987 The FTSE 100 rose marginally today after China’s factories showed signs of bouncing back in March, but still delivered its worst quarter since 1987 as investors panic over coronavirus. […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) opens flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) opens flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) opens flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months The FTSE 100 opened flat today over mounting fears that the global shutdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic could last for months. The index of Britain’s leading companies started the day in London at 5,510 where […]

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Expected to Slide in Early Trade

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Expected to Slide in Early Trade

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Expected to Slide in Early Trade Key Asian markets including Bursa Malaysia kicked off the new week on a weak footing as uncertainties over the prolonged Covid-19 weighed on investor confidence. At 9.18am, the FBM KLCI was down 14.62 points or 1.09% to 1,328.47. Turnover was 372.54 million shares valued […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK banks told to keep lending, stocks rise, inflation falls

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK banks told to keep lending, stocks rise, inflation falls

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) UK banks told to keep lending, stocks rise, inflation falls UK banks warned to keep lending to firms UK banks have been told to keep lending to businesses to ensure that they do not collapse as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank of England and the government warned on […]

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX This health emergency was dismissed at 1st as a fleeting risk to the US economy has turned into a full test of whether 20 yrs of planning, regulation and research has left the financial system resilient to a major shock and the Fed able to mount a rescue. Preparations for an […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares The FTSE 100 plunged 11 per cent on Thursday as the index suffered its worst session since the “Black Monday” stock-market crash in 1987. Stock markets tumbled across Europe after the World Health Organisation declared on Wednesday that […]

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Big Q: What is going on in this Stock Market? The Big A: A confluence of confusion aka lots of unknowns. I have been in the stock market since Y 1981, and like everyone else I know in this game, have not see this kind of action ever. What we […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) – Asian shares sink after pandemic news

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) – Asian shares sink after pandemic news

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) – Asian shares sink after pandemic news Asian shares plunged Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic and indexes sank on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dived 4.4% to 18,559.63. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 7.4% to 5,304.60. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 4.7% to 1,817.87. Hong Kong’s […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers worst day since Black Monday 1987 crash as £160bn is wiped off UK shares The FTSE 100 plunged 11 per cent on Thursday as the index suffered its worst session since the “Black Monday” stock-market crash in 1987. Stock markets tumbled across Europe after the World Health Organisation declared on Wednesday […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) down but currency remains flat

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) down but currency remains flat

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) down but currency remains flat The index tracking the UK’s largest companies had lost its earlier gains and had dropped to -0.02% as the Chancellor began speaking, and while turbulent throughout the speech, even poking its head into positive territory at +0.2%, the overall trend was downwards and it currently resides […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains start to ease off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains start to ease off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) gains start to ease off The market seems to be entering a second stimulus phase, with fiscal measures now expected to come into play after monetary policy failed to lift market sentiment. The promise of action from US President Donald Trump has provided a boost globally, lifting the FTSE 100 back […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bounces back after Monday slump

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bounces back after Monday slump

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bounces back after Monday slump Hong Kong and Shanghai shares jumped on Tuesday following the previous day’s rout, with energy firms tracking a bounce in oil prices and firms linked to Hubei, the centre of the coronavirus, rallying after Xi Jinping visited the province. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed […]

Markets shaken by oil shock as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) loses £125bn

Markets shaken by oil shock as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) loses £125bn

Markets shaken by oil shock as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) loses £125bn A bloodbath stained trading floors across the world on Monday as traders reacted to a huge drop in the price of oil when Riyadh launched the first salvo in an oil price war against Russia. Almost £125 billion was wiped off the value […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) – UK companies worth €3trn urged to explain their climate risk exposure

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) – UK companies worth €3trn urged to explain their climate risk exposure

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) – UK companies worth €3trn urged to explain their climate risk exposure The UK market watchdog wants big British public companies to disclose more about their exposure to climate risks – or tell investors why they can’t. The proposal from the Financial Conduct Authority is part of a growing effort by […]

Navigating Extreme Stock Market Volatility

Navigating Extreme Stock Market Volatility

$DIA, $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Forget that the major US stock indices posted a gainer last week. All that most investors will remember is a wild week that took their portfolios on a harrowing roller coaster ride. These market fluctuations are not 1 month, 1 week, but 1 day moves The weekend’s news about the […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for the first time this week by 1.75 per cent to 6,696 in the wake of the collapse of FlyBe

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for the first time this week by 1.75 per cent to 6,696 in the wake of the collapse of FlyBe

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls for the first time this week by 1.75 per cent to 6,696 in the wake of the collapse of FlyBe The coronavirus outbreak is set to push the UK economy to the brink of recession in the coming months, Goldman Sachs has warned. In it’s most recent forecast the investment […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) finishes higher on fresh stimulus hopes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) finishes higher on fresh stimulus hopes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) finishes higher on fresh stimulus hopes UK stocks finished Wednesday’s trading session higher after a 50-basis-point interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve raised hopes that governments around the globe would green light stimulus in a bid to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus. Markets managed to cling onto their […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) up 2% as markets recover from coronavirus panic

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) up 2% as markets recover from coronavirus panic

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) up 2% as markets recover from coronavirus panic Last Friday saw the index fall by more than four per cent, reaching the lowest level since the EU referendum results in 2016. Panicked trading meant the market tumbled as investors grew concerned about a potential recession in Europe. The reason markets were […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher on stimulus hopes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher on stimulus hopes

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) closes higher on stimulus hopes UK stocks had a volatile Monday after surging on central bank stimulus hopes, before plummeting on warnings over global growth and then rising again as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund pledged financing for countries hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. US markets surged after […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) posts worst week since 2008 financial crisis amid coronavirus concern

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) posts worst week since 2008 financial crisis amid coronavirus concern

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) posts worst week since 2008 financial crisis amid coronavirus concern The UK’s leading index of companies has seen its sharpest weekly fall since the middle of the financial crisis as traders panicked over the spread of coronavirus.  The bloodbath that has gripped markets for days continued,  as markets lost 3.2% on […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) plummets: £152bn knocked off value as coronavirus fears hit financial markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) plummets: £152bn knocked off value as coronavirus fears hit financial markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) plummets: £152bn knocked off value as coronavirus fears hit financial markets The FTSE 100 leading index of the UK’s biggest listed companies has now fallen more than eight percent in the past four days, down from 7,403.92 points at the start of trading on Monday to 6,757.41 as of 3.30pm today. […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks slide as pandemic fears grow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks slide as pandemic fears grow

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stocks slide as pandemic fears grow UK shares tumbled for a fifth straight session on Wednesday, as a U.S. warning to brace for a coronavirus pandemic raised fears of widespread disruptions to supply chains, while Rio Tinto became the latest company to flag a hit from the outbreak. The Anglo-Australian miner […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) drops 1.85% to 7,024 points wiping £102billion off share prices in the last two days

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) drops 1.85% to 7,024 points wiping £102billion off share prices in the last two days

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) drops 1.85% to 7,024 points wiping £102billion off share prices in the last two days Stock markets across Europe including in London fell for the second day in a row today as fears continued over the economic impact of coronavirus. The FTSE 100 index of leading UK companies had fallen 132 […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) sees biggest fall in four years on outbreak fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) sees biggest fall in four years on outbreak fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) sees biggest fall in four years on outbreak fears The FTSE 100 has recorded its biggest one-day fall in four years as growing fears about the coronavirus prompted a global stock market sell off. London’s leading share index closed 247 points, or 3.34%, lower – a bigger decline than it suffered […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) tumbles on HSBC cutbacks, Apple warning London’s FTSE 100 slid to a two-week low on Tuesday, weighed down by a near 7% drop in financial heavyweight HSBC as traders sold stocks globally on the back of a earnings warning from tech giant Apple <AAPL.O> due to the coronavirus epidemic. The main […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rises as Jupiter jumps on Merian takeover UK blue-chip stocks made marginal gains after two sessions in the red as China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic eased fears, while mid-cap Jupiter Fund Management (JUP) rose on news the fund group is buying Merian Global Investors. In a quiet day for global stock […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slowly rebound from Coronavirus fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slowly rebound from Coronavirus fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slowly rebound from Coronavirus fears Over the last week, UK markets have been slowly rebounding from fears of the economic damage caused by the Coronavirus, as the rate of infections and death numbers have been steadily decreasing daily. The FTSE 100 started the week in the red, as concerns grew over […]

Oil and miners push up UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) as coronavirus fears subside

Oil and miners push up UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) as coronavirus fears subside

Oil and miners push up UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) as coronavirus fears subside Mining and oil stocks supported the FTSE 100 as it followed global markets higher as buyers drew relief from a slowdown in the number of new coronavirus cases. US and European equities made fresh highs yesterday and momentum carried through the Asian […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies as coronavirus cases slow and TUI takes off The FTSE 100 has followed global stock markets higher as the number of new coronavirus cases in China slowed, while travel group TUI (TUI) soared on strong January bookings. The UK blue-chip index jumped 59 points, or 0.8%, to 7,506 after US […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) stumbles into the red after coronavirus rebound The FTSE 100 slid into the red as a week characterised by a significant rebound in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak finished with a stumble. The London top flight closed 38.09 lower at 7,466.7 at the end of trading on Friday. Connor Campbell, […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) bounces back from seven-week low, Rynair advances

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) bounces back from seven-week low, Rynair advances

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) bounces back from seven-week low, Rynair advances London’s main share index bounced back from a seven-week low on Monday, as strong U.S. economic data kept in check worries about the coronavirus, but gains for UK-focused midcaps were limited by concerns about the possibility of Britain having no trade deal in place […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Coronavirus continues to spook the markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Coronavirus continues to spook the markets

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Coronavirus continues to spook the markets Brexit Day may be upon us, but traders in the City were less than cheery on another tough day for the markets. The coronavirus outbreak continued to hit exchanges, as countries around the world confirmed their own cases – including two in the UK – […]

Shell slumps as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers 100-point slide on virus fears

Shell slumps as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers 100-point slide on virus fears

Shell slumps as UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) suffers 100-point slide on virus fears Shell (RDSb) has dragged down the FTSE 100 after the oil giant reported a slump in profits in the last three months of 2019 and slowed the pace of its share buyback programme. Shares in Shell fell 2.6% to £20.68, as profits […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) edges higher despite rising coronavirus death toll The FTSE 100 has edged higher, tentatively building on a recovery from Monday’s heavy sell-off sparked by fears over the spread of the coronavirus in China. The UK blue-chip index rose seven points to 7,488, but is still well short of the level traded on […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) recovery rally gathering strength The FTSE 100 has rebounded from yesterday’s heavy sell-off, as a recovery rally gathered strength during the day. The UK blue-chip index closed 69 points, or 0.9% higher at 7,481, with stocks gaining a boost from a strong market open in the US. The Dow Jones rose […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) hit by heavy sell-off as coronavirus fears spread The FTSE 100 has tumbled 2.2% as fears over the coronavirus spread, after the death toll in China rose to 81 and the number of cases reported worldwide hit 2,744. The UK blue-chip index slumped 165 points, or 2.2%, to 7,421 wiping out all […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) falls 0.9% as China virus fears hit miners & travel stocks Fears of the economic impact from a coronavirus contagion in China grew today, sending the UK stock market down nearly 1%. The FTSE 100 gave up 0.9% or 64 points to close at 7,507, its steepest grop in nearly two […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) slides as strong pound offsets positive session for housebuilders The FTSE 100 closed lower after the strengthening pound pressed on the index following a bright morning driven by good performances from housebuilders. London’s top flight closed 38.78 points lower at 7,571.92 at the end of trading on Wednesday. It was a […]